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Fashion_book_leaf.jpg Make room on the coffee table—four new fashion tomes have arrived. First up is La Maison (Steidl, $125), an 11-volume whopper that goes behind the scenes at Hermès and was shot by South African photographer Koto Bolofo over the course of seven years. Meanwhile, Roberto Cavalli’s namesake line is hitting the big 4-0, and the master of flash is celebrating the milestone with Roberto Cavalli (Rizzoli, $85), featuring 200 images photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. Matthew Williamson, who wasn’t even born when Cavalli presented his first collection, all in leather, in 1970, also has an eponymous hardback (Rizzoli, $65), dedicated to the boho brand he started 13 years ago. And Postcards From the Edge of the Catwalk (ACC Editions, $45) covers not one but hundreds of designers, as well as models, friends, and hangers-on, captured over the past three decades by fashion writer Iain R. Webb.

By Sarah Taylor Books: Courtesy of Rizzoli and ACC Editions

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